Warren Wilson College Catalog 06-07

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History and Political Science

Faculty: Ruth Douglas Currie, Dongping Han, Frank Kalinowski, Philip L. Otterness (Chair), Lynn Pohl, J. Thomas Showalter

Academic training in History and Political Science is good preparation for careers in journalism, teaching, law, government service, and the ministry.

Majors in History and Political Science

Students have the choice of completing a regular major in History and Political Science or of completing a concentration in History or in Political Science within the broader major.

Grades: A grade of C or better in each course that is counted toward the major.

Requirements: A minimum of 40 credits as follows:

History and Political Science

  1. 12 credits in three 100-level History courses in at least two of three areas:
    Asian civilization, Western civilization, and United States history
  2. PSC 151 Introduction to American Government
  3. 20 credits in five additional courses in History and Political Science of which
    a) at least three must be 300-level or 400-level courses and
    b) two must be in History and two must be in Political Science.

  4. HIS 480 Senior Seminar in History and Political Science

with a concentration in History

  1. 16 credits in four 100-level History courses in at least two of three areas: Asian civilization, Western civilization, and United States history. PSC 151 Introduction to American Government may substitute for one of these courses.
  2. 20 credits in five courses above the 100-level in History and Political Science of which
    a) at least three must be 300-level or 400-level courses and
    b) at least three must be in History and one must be in Political Science.

  3. HIS 480 Senior Seminar in History and Political Science

with a concentration in Political Science

  1. 8 credits in two 100-level History courses
  2. PSC 151 Introduction to American Government
  3. 24 credits in six courses in History and Political Science of which
    a) at least four must be 300-level or 400-level courses and
    b) at least four must be in Political Science.

  4. HIS 480 Senior History Seminar

For purposes of the major, ENS 205 Environmental History of the United States may count as a 200-level History course and ENS 421 Environmental Policy may count as a 400-level Political Science course. All other courses must have HIS or PSC designations.

History and Political Science with Secondary Education: The student who elects to major in History and Political Science and earn a Secondary Education License must in addition to the requirements for the major complete the pedagogy and content course requirements of the Teacher Education Program. A student may elect to earn a "Comprehensive Social Studies" North Carolina teaching license by completing the major in History and Political Science including the following additional courses:

ANT 200 Introduction to Anthropology
ECO 201 Microeconomics
HIS 122 Western Civilization: 1815 to the Present
HIS 236 North Carolina History

One course from the following:

ICS 116 Introduction to Geography
PSC 151 Introduction to American Government
PSC 258 Comparative Government: Industrialized States
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology

Minor in History and Political Science

Requirements: The minor requires 20 credits of History and Political Science courses within the department with at least 4 credits in History and 4 credits in Political Sciences.